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Publisher's Summary

The number-one New York Times best-selling author's award-winning series returns with another stunning crime drama featuring Scotland Yard members Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.
The unspoken secrets and buried lies of one family rise to the surface in Elizabeth George's novel of crime, passion, and tragic history. As Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful façade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire, deceit, and murder.
The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind. But what was the cause of his tragedy, and how far might the consequences reach? Is there a link between the young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge?
After various career-threatening issues with her department, Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter with a best-selling feminist writer and her pushy personal assistant gives her a connection to the Cambridge murder, Barbara begs Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime.
Full of shocks, intensity, and suspense from beginning to end, A Banquet of Consequences reveals both Lynley and Havers under mounting pressure to solve one of the most complex cases they have ever encountered.
©2015 Elizabeth George (P)2015 Penguin Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Definitely a literary force to be reckoned with." ( Suspense magazine)
"It's tough to resist George's storytelling, once hooked." ( USA Today)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Julia on 03-09-16

For those who dislike John Lee...

... simply set the speed to 1.25 or 1.5. I admit that listening to him at normal speed made me me sleepy, however once sped up a bit I found him perfectly charming. As far as the book itself is concerned, Elizabeth George has long established herself as a crime writer who takes her time to unfold the story, so if you like your crime fast-paced and snappy, I'll say go look somewhere else. Personally, I like to dig deep, as it were, and found the characters in this Lynley installment particularly riveting (nice after the last book, where I couldn't have cared less about half of the people involved). I *must* add, however, that she just cannot seem to reign in her desire to pair Lynley off with women who are, let's face it, so bland and annoying with their "oh yes, oh no, oh I don't know"s that it makes my stomach turn.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Nancy on 11-14-15

Front part actually boring

If book had been two thirds shorter I might have enjoyed it more. So many characters populate a branching narrative that I lost interest half way through. Love the ongoing characters but the plot only turns to them at the end. Murder side of the plot itself was no worth the wait.

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